DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Virginia Motorsports Park:
Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 12 John Anderika 15 DJ Cox Jr. E1 ****WINNER**** 0.184 5.589 255.53 0.059 15.818 58.55 Qualified: #1 5.637 254.90 #6 6.988 133.913:32 p.m. - Cox only made one qualifying pass yesterday and it was not a great one, so his opportunity to collect track data was limited. Anderika grabbed the top spot in the first session and no one was quicker the second time out yesterday.
This time, Anderika had his lowest ET of the weekend so far to take the win. Cox smoked the rear tires off the starting line and
shut the car off. Anderika will have a bye in round two.
Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 3 Mickey Ferro 13 Eric Lourie E1 0.033 10.476 104.25 ****WINNER**** 0.079 5.699 252.76 Qualified: #2 5.637 254.90 #5 5.782 248.52Ferro smoked and shook the rear tires while Lourie had a smooth run for the win.
Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 16 Dan Pomponio 11 Todd Veney E1 ****WINNER**** 0.068 5.651 257.43 0.141 5.619 256.31 Qualified: #3 5.672 254.66 #4 5.709 251.95Both drivers had good runs but Pomponio had this one with a holeshot. Pomponio will have lane choice over Lourie in the next round.
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